Sexuality

  • # 30589

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy, still in publisher’s shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and …

  • # 30588

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000 (Copy signed by Manuela Furci)

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic Robert McFarlane, Decadent highlights …

  • # 30564

    YANG, William et al.

    William Yang : Seeing and Being Seen

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), 2021. Quarto, gilt-lettered pictorial boards, pp. 220, extensively illustrated. New copy. Queensland-born, Sydney-based photographer William Yang’s significant contribution to Australian photography spans five decades. Known for his reflective and joyous depictions of Australia’s LGBTQI scene in the late 70s and 80s through to the …

  • # 30427

    GREHAN, Helena and SCHEER, Edward

    William Yang : Stories of Love and Death

    Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2016. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 190, illustrated. New copy. Acclaimed photographer William Yang has captured the zeitgeist like no-one else, providing a very personal insight into the evolution of Mardi Gras, the spectre of AIDS, Sydney’s theatrical and social scenes, and changing notions of ‘belonging’ in multicultural Australia. In this ground …

  • # 30215

    CAMPBELL, Liam

    Elska. Perth, Australia

    [Pawtucket, Rhode Island] : Elska Magazine, 2018. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 174, illustrated. As new copy (sold out). New copy of this international gay lifestyle magazine focussing on the Australian city of Perth. No copies located on Trove. ‘Elska is a bi-monthly photography and culture publication dedicated to sharing the bodies and voices of gay …

  • # 30214

    CROLAND, David

    Drag Dolls : eight cut-out drag queens and their fabulous, over-the-top ensembles

    San Francisco: Roundtable Press, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [32], cut-out dolls in colour on heavy gloss paperstock, very good. The drag dolls feature an ‘All-Star Cast’, stylised on the drag divas of the day Joey Arias, Lady Bunny, The Misstress ForMike, Hedda Lettuce, Raven-O, Richie Rich, Miss Understood and Sherry Vine.  

  • # 30213

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. As new copy, sealed in publisher’s shrinkwrap. ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated …

  • # 30197

    MALINOWSKI, Bronislaw

    The sexual life of savages in north-western Melanesia.

    An ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea. With a Preface by Havelock Ellis. Illustrated with 96 full page plates and figures. London : George Routledge & Sons, 1929. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (lightly marked),  bookplate from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne) to endpaper, …

  • # 29454

    HOMOSEXUAL CONFERENCE COLLECTIVE

    Papers and proceedings : First National Homosexual Conference, Melbourne 16-17 August, 1975

    [Melbourne : Homosexual Collective, 1975]. Oblong quarto, illustrated card wrappers (marked and stained), plastic comb binding, pp. 86, a few light stains. ‘Forty-two years before the same-sex marriage postal survey, twenty-two years before Ellen DeGeneres came out on television, one month before sexual acts between men were even legal anywhere in Australia, six hundred self-identified …

  • # 29409

    AH MEN

    Ah Men goes Arty

    West Hollywood : Ah Men, circa 1965. Oblong quarto, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. [12], mailing label, order form intact, illustrated, a fine copy. Don Cook founded Ah Men, Shop for Men on Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood in about 1960 (some sources say 1958, the others 1961), the shop successfully trading until the mid 1980s. Located close …

  • # 29900

    MILLER, Ben

    New Queer Photography : focus on the margins

    Berkeley : Gingko Press, 2020. Quarto, boards, pp. 304, illustrated. New copy. Art, more than anything, opens up the possibility of approaching one’s own sexuality beyond the limits imposed by taboos. Not only does it allow for a risk-free, playful exploration of gender and forbidden desires, but it is unique in capturing its contradictions. In …

  • # 29929

    YANG, William et al.

    William Yang : Seeing and Being Seen

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), 2021. Quarto, gilt-lettered pictorial boards, pp. 220, extensively illustrated. New copy. Queensland-born, Sydney-based photographer William Yang’s significant contribution to Australian photography spans five decades. Known for his reflective and joyous depictions of Australia’s LGBTQI scene in the late 70s and 80s through to the …

  • # 29361

    CHUMAS, Jo (1964- )

    The uncomplicated life of a woman : tales of fantasy and erotica

    Melbourne : 8dpress, 1994. Edition limited to 500 copies. Small octavo, publisher’s stiff wrappers, 63 pp, a fine copy. The first published book by Jo Chumas, a Scottish-based British novelist, published in Melbourne (Australia) by Mina Millar’s 8dpress (now based in Fife, Scotland). Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (Monash; NLA; SLNSW; SLV; UoM; …

  • # 29293

    HIMMELWEITH, Susan et al.

    Papers on patriarchy. Patriarchy Conference, London 1976

    London : PDC and Womens Publishing Collective, 1976 (1978 edition). Octavo, illustrated wrappers (some browning), pp. 83, previous owner’s name to title page, a very good copy. Includes essays by Susan Himmelweit, Allison Tomlin, Ross Coward, Cora Kaplan, Kate Young, Patricia Langton, Elisabeth Croll, Erica Flegg, and Mary McIntosh.

  • # 29291

    HESS, Katharine; LANGFORD, Jean and ROSS, Kathy

    Feminismo primero : un ensayo sobre separatismo lesbiano = Feminism first : an essay on lesbian separatism

    Seattle, WA : Tsunami Press, 1981. Octavo, lettered wrappers, staple bound, pp. 112, text in Spanish and English. Translated by Helen Weber & Fabiola Rodriguez. ‘Lesbian separatism is most importantly a tactic rather than a goal. It is a way of building a strong feminist movement to work for feminist revolution. It is not an …

  • # 29530

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy, still in publisher’s shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and …